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World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the body which represents the Travel & Tourism private sector globally. Our Members include over 170 CEOs, Chairmans and Presidents of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies from all geographies covering all industries. WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world’s largest economic sectors, supporting one in 10 jobs (313 million) worldwide and generating 10.4% of world GDP. WTTC conducts research on the Economic Impact of Travel & Tourism in 185 countries for over 25 years. In 2017, the Travel & Tourism industry experienced 4.6% growth, compared to the global economy (3%). One in five new jobs were created by the industry, and is why WTTC is the best partner for governments to create jobs. Our priorities are: Security & Travel Facilitation, Crisis Preparedness, Management & Recovery, and Sustainable Growth.

IMPACT Travel Alliance (ITA)

Impact Travel Alliance (ITA) is a large community for impact-focused travel professionals. Through education and advocacy around sustainable tourism, the organization aims to transform the travel industry into a force for good, and to help improve the world through business and leisure travel. ITA is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit with a highly engaged and active global community with 30 local chapters in cities around the world.

The African Tourism Board (ATB)

Founded in 2018, the African Tourism Board an association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from the African region. The  African Tourism Board is part of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP)

The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research, and innovative events to its members.

  •  In partnership with private and public sector members, African Tourism Board (ATB) enhances the sustainable growth, value, and quality of travel and tourism to-from-and-within Africa.
  • The Association provides leadership and counsel on an individual and collective basis to its member organisations.

The Association is expanding on opportunities for marketing, public relations, investments, branding, promoting and establishing niche markets.

International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP)

ICTP is a grassroots travel & tourism coalition of destinations and stakeholders

International Coalition of Tourism Partners, itself is based in Seychelles, Brussels, Bali, and Hawaii, seeking to enhance and promote the sustainable growth, value, and quality of travel on the African continent.

Skål

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to Do Business Among Friends.Skål International today has approximately 15,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout  over 90 countries. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.

ICCA – the International Congress and Convention Association

ICCA represents the world’s leading suppliers in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and now comprises over 1,100 member companies and organisations in almost 100 countries worldwide.  Since its establishment 55 years ago, ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.

ICCA members represent the top destinations worldwide, and the most experienced specialist suppliers. International meeting planners can rely on the ICCA network to find solutions for all their event objectives: venue selection; technical advice; assistance with delegate transportation; full convention planning or ad hoc services.

CLIA 360

As the largest and only official conference of the cruise industry, Cruise360 brings together travel professionals, cruise line representatives, ports & destinations, industry suppliers and CLIA preferred partners for a truly panoramic view of the cruise industry.

GBTA – Global Business Travel Association

Travel MarketPlace

Catering to travel professionals and suppliers alike, Travel MarketPlace provides the education, training and networking opportunities needed to grow your business. This is your chance to learn from dynamic industry and motivational speakers on how to become more profitable while keeping today’s consumer satisfied.

ASTA Conference

The Essential Industry Event For Travel Agency Professionals
The annual ASTA Global Convention is where the best of the best in the travel agency industry convene for three days of inspiration, education, and entertainment – guaranteed to leave attendees ready to grow their business. The 2019 Convention will be taking place in Fort Lauderdale, FL at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, A Curio Collection by Hilton™ on August 25 – 27, 2019!

IMEX Exhibitions

Organising incentive travel, meetings and events

The  https://www.imex-frankfurt.com/

And the https://www.imexamerica.com/

ITB Travel

NACTA Conference

Wellbeing Travel Symposium

IATA – International Air Transport Association

Africa Travel Association (ATA) 

International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT)

The ATTA – The Adventure Travel Trade Association

The World Travel Awards

International Tourism Investment Conference

Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA)

African Business Travel Association (ABTA)

Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI)

The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA)

Virtuoso

Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies, with more than 17,500 advisors worldwide. We represent the best of the best in travel, with a portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners – top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Our advisors use their global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for their clients, from weekend getaways to dream vacations.